After eight rounds of the Premier League season, the table is beginning to take shape, with candidates emerging at both sides of the league.
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But ahead of Matchday 9 of the Premier League, here are three matches to look out for this weekend.
Arsenal vs Liverpool
By far the standout clash from the weekend’s fixture list, leaders Arsenal will welcome regular challengers Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.
Cruising at the top of the Premier League table, the Gunners have lost just one of their opening eight matches so far this season, scoring in every outing so far.
By contrast, Liverpool have struggled to maintain their title challenge from last season, winning just two of their opening seven matches up until now.
Hoping to bounce back with a statement win against the leaders, Liverpool will travel to the Emirates having lost just one of their last 10 away matches to Arsenal.
Searching for their first victory over Liverpool since July 2020, Sunday’s clash will provide yet another tough test for Mikel Arteta’s emerging side.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur
After taking a battering against Arsenal in the North London Derby last weekend, Tottenham Hotspur will have a point to prove when they visit Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
It had been an unbeaten start to the campaign for Spurs, but a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates marked the first Premier League loss of the season for Antonio Conte’s side.
Just three points and one place behind Tottenham in the table, Brighton are enjoying a stellar start to the season, having lost just one of their opening seven games.
A sensational 3-3 draw against Liverpool last weekend marked the perfect start for new Seagulls’ boss Roberto De Zerbi, with the Italian’s sights now set on the visit of Spurs.
Winners over Spurs last time they met, Brighton will be keen to extend their strong record over Tottenham at the Amex Stadium on Saturday evening.
Everton vs Manchester United
Humbled by Manchester City in the derby last weekend, Manchester United face yet another tough test on Sunday when they travel to face Everton.
Shipping six away to rivals City, the Manchester Derby defeat dented what had been a strong run of form for Erik ten Hag’s side.
Winners in four of their last four previous matches before the City clash, United now how a point to prove when they make the short trip to Goodison on Sunday.
It had been a tough start to the campaign for Everton, but a mini resurgence has seen the Toffees win their last two outings, while remaining unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches.
Everton will have the opportunity to make it back-to-back wins over United for the first time since April 2014, having triumphed in this fixture last season.
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